Business/Plant Controller

As our new Business/Plant Controller, you are part of the financial department and work closely together with our plant team.

Regarding the vacancy

As our new Business/Plant Controller, you are part of the financial department and work closely together with our plant team.

You will be involved in building the larger, complex and new production plant, which is currently under construction, within HyET Solar Netherlands and will focus on budget, costs monitoring, realisation, review, analysis and advising commercial, plant and production managers.

You will deliver all relevant plant management information, control and challenge the production budgets and forecasts.

Together with the plant manager you will enforce any (financial) processes and drive plant and production improvements.

You ensure the plant production is executed within budget and make sure that there is proper plant risk management in place.

This new position has become open due to internal growth, due to the expansion of our factory. This means you will – together with the CFO – build this role.


Working in close contact with our Finance team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Taking a lead position in the definition and realization of an order-based production finance database and become a key user

  • Monitoring of plant budgets and advising in plant reporting and registration including improving the production process administration

  • Prepare financial plant information for plant/production managers

  • Tracking of actual costs vs available budget per order/period

  • Tracking of actual margin vs budgeted margin per order/period

  • Control, analyse, and evaluate the finished goods, work-in-process and raw material inventories of the plant, including cycle count programs and physical inventories

  • Calculate any excess and obsolete inventory reserve requirements for raw materials, W.I.P. and (semi)finished goods inventories.

  • Financial forecast calculation, including revenue recognition based on Incoterms

  • Responsible for intercompany alignment between HyET Solar Netherlands and its affiliates

  • Being highly involved in maintaining and improving current processes and setting up needed analysis

  • Involved in annual budget process and monthly rolling forecast

  • Involved in financial statements process (including contact with external parties, like (inter)national governmental agencies)

  • Top line P&L and order book analysis

  • Sparring partner for the plant management team and assistant managers and being involved in the monthly plant review meetings

  • Support all (new) companies within HyET Group on all Business and Finance related topics


Why you should become our new Plant Controller?

  • Join a fast growing, international leading SME in the field of silicon-based thin film solar production

  • Become part of an organization with lots of opportunities for personal development

  • Help us realize a world where energy is utilized sustainably and affordably

  • Join a company where Unity, Innovation and Excellence are key values

  • Surround yourself with specialists in your area of interest



  • Bachelor Degree in Business Economics, Business Administration, Business Management

  • Preferably 5 to 7 years relevant working experience in business/plant control in a production process driven company

  • Strong personality which has a positive/critical mindset, helicopter view, feels accountable

  • Strong analytical, communication skills, team focused and pragmatic

  • Knows how to turn data into management information

  • Fluent in both Dutch and English (spoken and written)

  • Excellent skills in MS-Office, especially Excel

  • Hands-on mentality

  • Dynamic, enthusiastic and solution-oriented


HyET Solar Netherlands:

HyET Solar Netherlands is a leading SME in the field of silicon-based thin film solar production, founded in 2012. HyET Solar Netherlands has introduced the first commercially viable thin film solar foil (Powerfoil). HyET enters into partnerships with key stakeholders to develop products with a focus on application. Our staged approach delivers a clear view of options and results in products that satisfy customer requirements. HyET’s headquarters are located in Arnhem, the Netherlands and is run by an experienced interdisciplinary team. HyET Solar Netherlands is expanding its production internationally, in cooperation with interested business partners.

HyET Solar Netherlands is part of HyET Group. The companies that form part of the HyET Group create technologies that enable commercially viable, large-scale access to decentral renewable energy sources. The primary objective of the HyET Group is to develop a sustainable and profitable business based on the above objective. At the same time the HyET Group pursues an active policy to develop applications of its technologies that support an environmentally sustainable economic development and rural poverty reduction.


We offer:

Working at HyET Solar Netherlands means working at a SME with international exposure with many chances to develop yourself, take responsibility and show initiative.

We offer an exciting job with a representative base salary, attractive secondary benefits in an international atmosphere that supports the company’s vision.


Contact information:

For more information about the position, you can contact Janneke van Heuven, Corporate Recruiter.

E-mail:, or phone: +31 6 8212 8651.

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